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$1.9 MILLION VERDICT FOR SHOULDER DYSTOCIA IN VIRGINIA BABY

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A Virginia Beach Circuit Court jury deliberated 30 minutes before returning a verdict of just under $2 million against a physician at Chesapeake General Hospital. The plaintiff alleged that the obstetrician mismanaged the baby’s shoulder dystocia by applying excessive traction to the baby’s head resulting in an Erb’s palsy. The baby suffered a serious injury including avulsion of nerve roots at one level and ruptured nerve roots at multiple other levels.

The jury flatly rejected the “forces of labor” theory of causation which has been advanced by Robert DeMott, M.D.

The jury flatly rejected the “forces of labor” theory of causation which has been advanced by Robert DeMott, M.D.